Peaceful 06


Bruce Robinson

December 25, 1931 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 86)

Bruce Robinson of Ocean Township, NJ went to his eternal rest on February 5, 2018.   He was born in Long Branch, NJ on December 25, 1931 to Buster Robinson and Alma Hurley.  Bruce was their second child and Myrna was their first.

Unfortunately, Bruce’s father, Buster, passed away when he was a child.  Alma then remarried Badger Russell and proceeded to have an additional eight children.

Bruce graduated from Matawan High school, NJ in 1950.  The same year he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the organization for 4 years.  He was then stationed in Germany for the remaining two years and served as a Military Policeman (MP).  In 1954 he received an honorable discharge from the military. 

After leaving the military he became employed with Ulricson’s Boat Works.  Shortly thereafter he registered at Monmouth College and took evening courses. 

Bruce then met Beverly Gilmore, and they married in 1957.   After buying their first home in Long Branch, they had four beautiful children and remained together for more than 45 years.  Determined to make a difference, Bruce who was civic minded, joined the Young Democrats (was president at one time).  He sold Compact Vacuum Cleaners locally and in Washington, D.C. and worked various part time jobs.

In 1962 they purchased a home in Lincroft, NJ, and he graduated from Monmouth College in June of that year.   Bruce taught German and Spanish at Neptune High School in New Jersey.  He also led the school Spanish Club.

Bruce founded his black executive consulting firm in 1970 and worked there until he retired.  In 1972 he and his wife purchased a home in Ocean Township, NJ.  Their home became a frequent gathering place for family, friends, holidays, and celebrations.

Bruce loved socializing with his friends and associates, was an avid golfer (a member of Bam Hallow then Eagle Oaks), and gave diverse executives (including African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and women) opportunities in the middle and senior level management ranks with Fortune 500 Companies in various industries.  He was a trailblazer and exposed his family to new experiences such as golf, travel, education, and career advice. 

He is predeceased by his parents; siblings, Myrna, Badger, Elizabeth (Betty), John (Jack), Maryann, Lloyd, Stephanie, and Steven; in laws, Beatrice and John Gilmore.

Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Maria Bonilla Robinson; ex-wife, Beverly Robinson; children, Deborah and Dragan Bozovic, Bruce and ex-wife, Genora Robinson, Eric and Maribell Robinson, and John Robinson; 13 grandchildren, Jason Smith and Ashleigh Axios, Jessica and Julianna Robinson, James, Brandon, Brianna, Alexa, Anabelle Robinson, John, Javonne, Axelle, and Adanna Robinson; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Warren Russell; nieces, nephews, and a host of family members and dear friends.

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